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Evangeline of the Bayou (Hardcover)

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By Jan Eldredge, Joseph Kuefler (Illustrator)
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Evangeline is (hopefully) the next haunt huntress in a long line of them, being trained by her grandmother in the art of fighting banshees, grims, Acadian fang worms, and more. Her familiar hasn't shown up yet, but she's (mostly) sure it will soon, and then she'll be official. But when she and her grandmother are called into New Orleans for a new job, things start to get complicated...and scary. Evangeline isn't sure she can handle this job on her own, but she might have to, with or without her (still-absent) familiar. Exciting, a little spooky, and full of great characters. -Lily (RBB Staff)

— From Evangeline of the Bayou

Summer 2018 Kids Indie Next List


“Evangeline is (hopefully) the next haunt huntress in her family’s long line and she is being trained by her grandmother in the art of fighting banshees, grims, Acadian fang worms, and more. Her familiar hasn’t shown up yet, but she’s (mostly) sure it will soon, and then she’ll be official. But when she and her grandmother are called to New Orleans for a new job, things start to get complicated...and scary. Evangeline isn’t sure she can handle this job, but she might have to, with or without her (still-absent) familiar. Exciting, a little spooky, and full of great characters.”
— Lillian Tschudi-Campbell (E), Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN

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A standout middle grade adventure with a sassy, memorable heroine and a charming Southern feel, perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo and Natalie Lloyd.

Twelve-year-old haunt huntress apprentice Evangeline Clement spends her days and nights studying the ways of folk magic, honing her monster-hunting skills while pursuing local bayou banshees and Johnny revenants.

With her animal familiar sure to make itself known any day now, the only thing left to do is prove to the council she has heart. Then she will finally be declared a true haunt huntress, worthy of following in the footsteps of her long line of female ancestors.

But when Evangeline and her grandmother are called to New Orleans to resolve an unusual case, she uncovers a secret that will shake her to the soles of her silver-tipped alligator-skin boots.

Set in the evocative Louisiana bayou and the vibrant streets of New Orleans, Evangeline’s is a tale of loyalty and determination, the powerful bonds of friendship and family, and the courage to trust your gut no matter how terrifying that might be.

Praise For…


“Evangeline is a delightful heroine, right down to the silver tips of her boots.”

“Readers will revel in the magic and culture of Louisiana”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062680341
ISBN-10: 006268034X
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English